Chai Sweet Chili Chicken Flatbread #IsabelsBirthdayBash

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04 Aug Chai Sweet Chili Chicken Flatbread #IsabelsBirthdayBash

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SURPRISEIsabel

 

As I write this post today to share my new recipe for this flatbread pizza, I do so with great enthusiasm and joy because this recipe post is dedicated to my dear friend and founder of the Sunday Supper Movement, Isabel Reis Laessig. Our community of food bloggers decided to throw a SURPRISE virtual birthday celebration in which we all share a recipe post on behalf of Isabel to show her how much she is loved and appreciated. I can’t think of anyone more deserving, and I hope Isabel gets a huge kick and enjoys an exceptionally fun birthday this year as a result of this surprise!

The timing on this couldn’t have been more perfect, having just returned from the 2015 Food & Wine Conference this July. At said event, (it was my first time attending,) I finally got to meet in person Isabel and so many members of the #SundaySupper family with whom I’ve become friends and a fan as well. One special person in particular, Michelle Northrup, of Saucy Queen sauces at the Intensity Academy Gourmet Sauces Company was generous enough to provide fellow bloggers with samples of her sauces at the conference this year. Michelle’s Chai Sweet Chili sauce was the inspiration for this dish and I’m so grateful to her and so impressed with the product that I plan to try all of her varieties in the near future!

If you know Isabel, aka, @familyfoodie, you know that she has a “thing” for flatbreads. If you go to her website there are a few choices listed on her blog; she’s made them a time or two during her years of cooking for her family and friends. In fact, one of my favorites listed on her blog is her Beef and Avocado Flatbread, because I look forward to preparing this beef delight using some of my winnings/gifts from Certified Angus Beef at the Food & Wine Conference! With that in mind and until I receive my package of beef, I decided to do a flatbread in her honor using ingredients I had on hand. Isabel is a free spirit and loves to get creative in the kitchen, and so do I! This Chai Sweet Chili Chicken Flatbread combines the spice of chili sauce with the sweetness of grapes, and orange bell pepper, shallots, baby bella mushrooms, wilted Romaine, and zesty light Feta cheese. It’s topped with a pomegranate balsamic vinegar reduction and alfalfa sprouts (optional). The combination is indeed lovely! Happy Birthday, Isabel!

Here’s what you’ll need to make this delicious flatbread:

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Ingredients

1 pkg Naan bread from the bakery section of your market (5 breads)

olive oil for brushing on bread

sea salt and pepper to season

5 T Parmesan cheese

1 lg or 2 small/med grilled chicken breasts, shredded (You can totally go rotisserie here!)

¼ – 1/3 c Chai Sweet Chili Sauce

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 large shallot, sliced thin

1 orange for yellow bell pepper, cut in ¼ chunks

1 ½ c sliced baby bella mushrooms

1 T olive oil

½ t sea salt

¼ t cracked pepper

1 ½ c seedless grape halves

½ head Romaine lettuce seasoned lightly with salt and pepper and drizzled with olive oil

2/3 c mozzarella cheese, shredded

5 T light Feta cheese

5 t Pomegranate Balsamic vinegar

handful alfalfa sprouts

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 F.

Brush the tops of Naan with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Spread garlic evenly on each bread. Sprinkle on the Parmesan cheese.

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Place in oven on sheet trays or stones for 6 minutes. Remove from oven and rest.

Toss shredded chicken in the sauce. Set aside.

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Heat oil in large skillet and sauté shallot, pepper, and mushrooms until tender about 3 minutes. Remove to a plate and set aside.

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Place the Romaine into the same hot skillet and let sit to sear for 2 minutes. Turn gradually to get sears all around. When it has dark char on all sides, remove to a cutting board and cut into ½ inch strips.

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To assemble, begin by scattering around the chicken evenly per bread. Follow with vegetable mixture, lettuce and the grapes. Top with mozzarella and place in the oven for 10-12 minutes until golden and bubbly.

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Scatter on the Feta and drizzle on the balsamic. Follow with a little alfalfa sprouts.

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Remove to cutting board, slice and serve.

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#SaucyQueen Chai Sweet Chili Chicken Flatbread
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Recipe type: Mediterranean
Cuisine: Flatbread
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Serves: 5-8
 
Crispy flatbread with slightly spicy shredded chicken, sauteed veggies, three cheeses and topped with pomegranate balsamic and alfalfa sprouts.
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg Naan bread from the bakery section of your market (5 breads)
  • olive oil for brushing on bread
  • sea salt and pepper to season
  • 5 T Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lg or 2 small/med grilled chicken breasts, shredded (You can totally go rotisserie here!)
  • ¼ - ⅓ c Chai Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large shallot, sliced thin
  • 1 orange for yellow bell pepper, cut in ¼ chunks
  • 1 ½ c sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 T olive oil
  • ½ t sea salt
  • ¼ t cracked pepper
  • 1 ½ c seedless grape halves
  • ½ head Romaine lettuce seasoned lightly with salt and pepper and drizzled with olive oil
  • ⅔ c mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 5 T light Feta cheese
  • 5 t Pomegranate Balsamic vinegar
  • handful alfalfa sprouts
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Brush the tops of Naan with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Spread garlic evenly on each bread.
  3. Place in oven on sheet trays or stones for 6 minutes. Remove from oven and rest.
  4. Toss shredded chicken in the sauce. Set aside.
  5. Heat oil in large skillet and sauté shallot, pepper, and mushrooms until tender about 3 minutes. Remove to a plate and set aside.
  6. Place the Romaine into the same hot skillet and let sit to sear for 2 minutes. Turn gradually to get sears all around. When it has dark char on all sides, remove to a cutting board and cut into ½ inch strips.
  7. To assemble, begin by scattering around the chicken evenly per bread. Follow with vegetable mixture, lettuce and the grapes. Top with mozzarella and place in the oven for 10-12 minutes until golden and bubbly.
  8. Remove to cutting board, slice and serve with a sprinkling of light Feta, alfalfa sprouts, and a drizzle of balsamic.

Here are the many wonderful recipe contributions that complete this birthday celebration! And a HUGE thank you to Terri Truscello Miller for arranging this virtual SURPRISE party for Isabel! Enjoy!

Join me in celebrating Isabel’s Birthday with all the delicious food and drinks her #SundaySupper family prepared!

Birthday Drinks:

Birthday Appetizers:

Birthday Main Courses:

Birthday Desserts:

 

 

 

 

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25 Comments
  • Shelby
    Posted at 04:44h, 04 August Reply

    Sounds like a delicious flatbread recipe. Anything with sweet chili pulls me right in! I’m sure Isabel will love this!

  • Tammi @Momma's Meals
    Posted at 14:04h, 04 August Reply

    Oh my. I would eat more than one of these. I love how you added the Chai Sweet Chili Sauce to it. So creative!

  • Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
    Posted at 17:55h, 04 August Reply

    Absolutely FANTASTIC flatbread! I love lettuce and grapes on my flatbreads/pizzas too.

    • Valerie Cathell Clark
      Posted at 13:47h, 14 August Reply

      Thanks, Dorothy! I love those ingredients on pizza too! My family really enjoyed this one. 🙂 xo

  • The Ninja Baker
    Posted at 18:21h, 04 August Reply

    Your naan pizzas look absolutely enticing, Valerie. Love the kick of chai chili sauce, too.

    • Valerie Cathell Clark
      Posted at 13:46h, 14 August Reply

      Thank you, sweetie! I’m so behind with my responses… getting my folks settled in with me has kept me busy to say the least! Can’t wait for “normal” to happen here soon… whatever that may be? 😉 xo

  • Nancy @ gottagetbaked
    Posted at 19:00h, 04 August Reply

    I love making flatbread using naan (soooooooo good…I’m drooling at the thought right now, lol). Your toppings look amazing, Valerie, especially the chili sauce! I’m in awe over all the creative, brilliant flatbread variations in today’s party for Isabel.

    • Valerie Cathell Clark
      Posted at 13:45h, 14 August Reply

      Thanks so much Nancy! I’m just now getting around to responding… I’ve been taking my folks to doc appointments and unpacking, getting them settled in… SO behind! I’m ready for things to get back to normal. This was a hit for my family though — and I loved that it was a way to make Isabel’s bday special! xo

  • Liz
    Posted at 22:20h, 04 August Reply

    Spicy and cheesy sounds like the perfect flatbread topping to me!! Perfect for Isabel’s bash 🙂

  • DB, Foodie Stuntman | Crazy Foodie Stunts
    Posted at 02:13h, 05 August Reply

    These live up to your usual deliciousness! It has so many ingredients I love!

    • Valerie Cathell Clark
      Posted at 13:44h, 14 August Reply

      Thanks DB! How’s the family? I’m still arranging doc appointments and getting my folks settled… I’m so behind!

  • Cindys Recipes and Writings
    Posted at 08:35h, 05 August Reply

    I love the colors on these flatbreads! I’m ready for one!

    • Valerie Cathell Clark
      Posted at 13:43h, 14 August Reply

      Thank you, Cindy! I’m so behind on my blog, but I appreciate your visit!!! xo It was fun to make Isabel’s birthday special 🙂

  • Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm
    Posted at 10:27h, 05 August Reply

    This looks lovely and sounds delicious.

  • Bobbi from Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
    Posted at 11:25h, 05 August Reply

    I love Thai pizza and flatbreads!! Such a great recipe 🙂

    • Valerie Cathell Clark
      Posted at 13:42h, 14 August Reply

      Thanks, Bobbi! It was really yummy and I surprised myself with the flavor profiles — my family really loved it! xo

  • Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere
    Posted at 17:02h, 05 August Reply

    What a perfect recipe for Isabel’s birthday! I love that you used the Saucy Queen’s sauce too! That stuff is great!

  • Renee
    Posted at 20:31h, 06 August Reply

    You picked such a great flatbread for Isabel’s birthday! It’s one I could eat often (I love that sauce).

    • Valerie Cathell Clark
      Posted at 13:41h, 14 August Reply

      I love that sauce too, Renee! How’s the move with your folks going? I’m still arranging doc appointments, unpacking and trying to get them settled. Hung pictures yesterday! I’m so behind…

  • Terri/Love and Confections
    Posted at 13:35h, 11 August Reply

    Such a delicious looking flatbread. Definitely a great way to use Saucy Queen’s sauce. Thank you so much for participating and helping with the celebration!

    • Valerie Cathell Clark
      Posted at 13:40h, 14 August Reply

      Thanks so much Terri! I’m so behind with my blog — still unpacking and helping my parents with doc appointments and getting settled. It was fun to create these dishes for Isabel! Thanks for all you did to make it happen! xo

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